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Mysterious murder occurs in Cairo, the body was founded two months later. In the Pocket a picture of the victim "Mahmoud". The victim is a twin brother to Highly famous writer "Sayed" whom ... See full summary »

Director:

Youssef Chahine

Writers:

Youssef Chahine, Najeeb Mahfouz (screenplay) (as Naguib Mahfouz)
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Seif Abdelrahman ... (as Seif Eddina)
Ezzat El Alaili
Suad Husni
Mahmoud Al Meleji
Saifuddin Shawkat Saifuddin Shawkat
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Mysterious murder occurs in Cairo, the body was founded two months later. In the Pocket a picture of the victim "Mahmoud". The victim is a twin brother to Highly famous writer "Sayed" whom he didn't get along with. The Police investigations came to the fact that twins are alive. Then whom body was that?. That's the Question of the revealing story to answer. Written by Khaled Sayed Abdouh

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Country:

Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

15 March 1971 (Egypt) See more »

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Mahfouz and Chahine
4 August 2008 | by ahmed_elmaradnySee all my reviews

What a combination between two Egyptian masters Naguib Mahfouz and Youssef Chahine.

This movie talks about a writer and his twin.successful writer with ordinary life,beautiful wife and the other is sailor who live in an opposite manner.the writer became suspicious about a relation between his brother and his wife, then the story goes.

About the story as usual Mahfouz on top with Chahine.direction is also very good ,it's the first movie of Chahine to win an international price and i think it deserve more.

Acting,Ezzat el Alaili i saw him like never before.THIS MOVIE IS REMARKABLE.


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